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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Nov 7, 2011 10:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Tom Waits

I would imagine there are one or two Waits fans amongst the forumites,so here is an interview on his new album and varied topics,he is a fascinating man.

http://www.npr.org/2011/10/31/141657227/tom-waits-the-fresh-air-interview

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 8, 2011 7:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

i quite like Waits even if he doesnt get a lot of playing time the past few years, probably because i've been listening to him longer than most; agree on the above that Raindogs, and Swordfishtrombones are essential; i would add the Early Years both volumes, and also Franks Wild Years; and by the way 'cold cold ground' is one of my very favorite songs, as are many that are part of the Waits catalogue; how a person can sleep soundly at night and be ignorant of Waits' music is unfathomable to me

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 8, 2011 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

a nice compilation for the "Wait-less"

http://tinyurl.com/cwnfafl

and fans might enjoy it as well

and I think the 1978(or was it '79) Austin City Limits performance is a must have

This post was modified by user unknown on 2011-11-08 15:48:01

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 8, 2011 8:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Do you recall Morning Dewd's classic response to the news a couple of years ago that Scarlett Johanssen had recorded an album of Tom Waits songs? He said they should call it "Tom Waits For No Man". Still makes me smile.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 8, 2011 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

"Anywhere I Lay My Head" may be the worst album ever released.

When it comes to music, ScarJo is just another pretty face...and that is an accusation no one has ever leveled at Mr. Waits

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 8, 2011 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Worst album ever? Even worse than Dylan and the Dead?

:-)

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Nov 8, 2011 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

worst album ever; none compare

http://www.berniejtaupin.com/discography.bt?dd_id=43

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 8, 2011 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

I'll just say that she makes Nancy Sinatra sound good.




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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 8, 2011 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Hey, you aged reprobate, Nancy Sinatra does sound good. I like Sugar Town. :-)

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 8, 2011 2:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Lee Hazlewood's over production could make even an "aged reprobate" like me sound good. Too bad he wasn't available to produce that ScarJo album.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 8, 2011 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Sometimes you just pay no attention to that man behind the curtain and simply enjoy things for what they are - even if it is all done with smoke and mirrors.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 8, 2011 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Enjoy my friend


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjsh2j7W6Bo

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 8, 2011 6:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

I haven't got the new album yet, but I do look forward to it .

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Nov 8, 2011 6:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

"Closing Time" is one of my desert island recordings...I don't have much experience listening to much else of his. I know he's got a shit ton of releases.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 8, 2011 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

I have to say, that is sort of like saying you favorite Beatles album is "Please , Please, Me ". ( I like Closing Time, and PPM , bye the way ) But I always like an original take on things. II you haven't, I might recommend you listen to Rain Dogs, or Swordfish Trombones , or if they are too out there, "Small Change" . But hat off to an original point of view anyway !

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Nov 8, 2011 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Ha! Okay, my point was that I know there's way more from him that I'd probably love, but haven't delved into it. I appreciate the pointers towards more material I might like.

To expand on your Beatles analogy, is Closing Time considered by Tom Waits fans to be a more pedestrian or simplistic release when compared to the rest of the body of his work, similarly to Please Please Me as say compared to the White Album or Revolver?

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 8, 2011 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Exactly , but PPM , and & Closing Time are still pretty good .
One things that is interesting about Closing Time , is that he is a little more a direct, singer songwriter . He hasn't adopted his sleazy, "Harry the Hipster" , persona, nor his Captain Beefheart/Louis Armstrong/madman in the junkyard role ; he hasn't become "Tow Waits" yet .

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Nov 8, 2011 6:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Well maybe that's why I like it so much. We'll see, I'll check out the three albums mentioned here and I'll let you know.

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Nov 8, 2011 1:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

in the event that there is ever a 'run' on Tom Waits stuff, just for old time's sake 'JL', I'll let you have my place in the queue ........

Life is too short and all that ............

Go ahead, fill your boots.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 8, 2011 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Swordfishtrombones and Rain Dogs are two of the greatest albums ever recorded by a human being.